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Jon Hiseman

dr, perc, *1944 GB, London
Musician / Songwriter / Producer of Rock, Jazz and Blues
A.k.a. Philip John Hiseman

British drummer, record producer, recording engineer, and music publisher, who has actively worked in the music industry since the mid-1960s. Born: 21st June 1944 in Woolwich, London, England. Died: 12th June 2018. Initially began his career as a session drummer, but quickly moved on and joined The Graham Bond Organisation in 1966, with whom he stayed until 1968, when he briefly joined John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers, before forming his own act, Colosseum, with Dick Heckstall-Smith, and Tony Reeves. They recorded 3 studio albums, but were disbanded in November 1971. In 1972, he formed Tempest, who released 2 albums before matters came to a close in 1974. Along with Gary Moore, and Don Airey, he formed Colosseum II in 1975 and like the original Colosseum, they too released 3 albums, before they were instrumental in the success of the Andrew Lloyd Webber album, 'Variations'; which reached number 2 in the UK Album Charts in 1978. Later that year Gary Moore left to rejoin Thin Lizzy, and Colosseum II went the way of Hiseman's previous bands. He spent the next sixteen years on various projects with his wife, and saxophonist, Barbara Thompson, whom he had married in 1967, including live appearances, and score writing for film and television. His largest body of work, however, has been the fourteen albums that he recorded with the The United Jazz+Rock Ensemble between 1977 and 2002. Colosseum were reformed in 1994 for a reunion gig, and have toured several times since. On the death of Dick Heckstall-Smith in 2004, Barbara Thompson, who had been in the various line-ups of Colosseum, joined as a permanent member replacing him on saxophone. Hiseman's biography, by Martyn Hanson, was released in October 2010 entitled 'Playing The Band'. John and Barbara had two children.

     
Instruments
  • Drums
  • Percussion
  • Cymbals
Genres
  • Rock
  • Jazz
  • Blues
Popular Tracks   
Variations: Variations I-IV on Julian Lloyd Webber plays Andrew Lloyd Webber by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Julian Lloyd Webber, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & Barry Wordsworth
Aspects of Love: Love Changes Everything on Julian Lloyd Webber plays Andrew Lloyd Webber by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Julian Lloyd Webber, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & Barry Wordsworth
The Phantom of the Opera: The Phantom of the Opera on Julian Lloyd Webber plays Andrew Lloyd Webber by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Julian Lloyd Webber, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & Barry Wordsworth
January's Search - Live at the E-Werk, Cologne, Germany 2020 Remastered Series on The Reunion Concerts 1994 by Colosseum, Jon Hiseman & Dave Greenslade
Stormy Monday Blues - Live At Zelt-Musik-Festival Freiburg 2020 Remastered Series on The Reunion Concerts 1994 by Colosseum, Jon Hiseman & Dave Greenslade
Those About to Die - Live At Zelt-Musik-Festival Freiburg 2020 Remastered Series on The Reunion Concerts 1994 by Colosseum, Jon Hiseman & Dave Greenslade
February's Valentine - Live at the E-Werk, Cologne, Germany 2020 Remastered Series on The Reunion Concerts 1994 by Colosseum, Jon Hiseman & Dave Greenslade
Evita: Buenos Aires on Julian Lloyd Webber plays Andrew Lloyd Webber by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Julian Lloyd Webber, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & Barry Wordsworth
Sunroof on Montarroyos, Marcio: Samba Solstice by Marcio Montarroyos
Oom Bham She Bam Bom - Live, BBC Radio Three, Jazz In Britain, 10 August 1971 on Smiles And Grins: Broadcast Sessions, 1970-2001 by Jack Bruce

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Mike Taylor RememberedNeil Ardley, Ian Carr, Dave Gelly, Jon Hiseman, Henry Lowther, Barbara Thompson, Norma Winstone2007Album
Ganz Schön Heiss, Man!Jon Hiseman1986Album
EchoesShadowshow Featuring Rod Argent, Barbara Thompson, Jon Hiseman, Clem Clempson, John Mole1984Single
A Night In The SunJon Hiseman1982Album
KnirschEt Cetera Feat. Jon Hiseman, Larry Coryell1972Album
Things We LikeJack Bruce With John McLaughlin, Dick Heckstall-Smith, Jon Hiseman1970Album
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